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HRSC Image Archive 2005

HRSC Image Archive 2005

Images from the HRSC instrument on Mars Express released in 2005. Click on an image to access the full caption and the option to download high-resolution jpg and tiff versions of the image.

7 September 2005

Location: 236.0° E, 2.0° N - Biblis Patera
Image Resolution: app. 10.8 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: The caldera of the Biblis Patera volcano, located between Olympus Mons and Tharsis Montes, has a diameter of 53 kilometres.

15 July 2005

Location: 195.5° E, 0.0° S - Nicholson Crater
Image Resolution: app. 15.3 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Located in the centre of the crater is a raised feature (55 km long and 37 km wide), which extends to a maximum height of roughly 3.5 km.

10 June 2005

Location: 300° E, 13.5° S - Coprates Chasma and Coprates Catena
Image Resolution: app. 48 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: View of the Coprates Chasma (60 to 100 km wide) and the parallel running Coprates Catena (up to 22 km wide).

1 June 2005

Location: Iani Chaos and Ares Vallis
Image Resolution: 15 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Composition of images taken in October 2004 of an area up to 3° North and around 17.5° Western longitude, showing the transition region from Ares Vallis into Iani Choas.

Location: Iani Chaos and Ares Vallis
Image Resolution: 15 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Detail of the above image, showing the transition region from Iani Chaos into Ares Vallis with signs of erosion.

Location: Iani Chaos and Ares Vallis
Image Resolution: 15 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Detail of the first image above, showing a valley arm merging with the Ares Vallis outflow channel.

9 May 2005

Location: 325° E, 26° S - Crater Holden
Image Resolution: app. 45 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: This image shows the outlet channel of the Uzboi Vallis system into the old Crater Holden on Mars.

Location: 325° E, 26° S - Crater Holden
Image Resolution: app. 45 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Close-up view of the above picture, showing a well-preserved alluvial fan in the southern part of the crater.

Location: 325° E, 26° S - Crater Holden
Image Resolution: app. 45 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Close-up view showing the region where Uzboi Vallis enters Crater Holden from the south-west.

29 April 2005

Location: 280° E, 5° S - Tithonium Chasma
Image Resolution: app. 13 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Eastern part of Tithonium Chasma - a major trough at the western end of the Valles Marineris canyon on Mars that extends roughly from east to west and runs parallel to Ius Chasma.

Location: 280° E, 5° S - Tithonium Chasma
Image Resolution: app. 13 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: A hill in the eastern part of the Tithonium Chasma trough with interesting linear features. These structures could have been caused by fluvial or aeolian erosion.

22 April 2005

Location: 335° E, 3° S - Aureum Chaos
Image Resolution: app. 25 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Aureum Chaos - located in the eastern part of Valles Marineris - is an example of chaotic terrain contained in that part of the Valles Marineris.

29 March 2005

Location: 213° E, 5° S - Medusa Fossae 
Image Resolution: app. 13 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: This image shows a detail of the Medusa Fossae formation. The Amazonis Sulci, with its ridges and grooves, appears to be wind-sculpted.

Location: 213° E, 5° S - Medusa Fossae
Image Resolution: app. 13 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: This impact crater has a well-preserved ejecta blanket with a lobate (lobe-like) appearance, which is believed to indicate the presence of water or water ice in the impacted target.

Location: 213° E, 5° S - Medusa Fossae
Image Resolution: app. 13 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: This is the mouth of Abus Vallis in the Medusa Fossae area. The remains of the last stage of water activity can be traced as a small channel at the floor of the lowland plain in the top of the image.

Location: 213° E, 5° S - Medusa Fossae
Image Resolution: app. 13 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Detail of the Medusa Fossae formation. Here the volcanic plateau fed by the southernmost Tharsis Montes volcano Arsia Mons, is dissected by several valleys which were most likely carved by running water.

Location: 213° E, 5° S - Medusa Fossae
Image Resolution: app. 13 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Colour image of the Medusa Fossae formation - an extensive unit of enigmatic origin found near the Martian highland-lowland dichotomy boundary between the Tharsis and Elysium centres of volcanic activity.

18 March 2005

Location: 104° E, 38° S - Promethei Terra
View: Overhead
Description: A so-called block glacier, flowed from a flank of the massif, past mountains several thousand metres high, into a bowl-shaped impact crater and from there further into a larger crater.

25 February 2005

Location: 227° E, 18° N - Olympus Mons
View: Perspective
Description: Close-up of the left side of the scarp in the image below of the western scarp of Olympus Mons. This perspective view of the western side of the Olympus Mons caldera shows evidence of ice/snow and water.

Location: 227° E, 18° N - Olympus Mons
View: Perspective
Description: The western side of the Olympus Mons caldera showing evidence of ice/snow and water. On this side, lava produced between 200 million and 2.5 million years ago mobilised underground water and formed glaciers.

Location: Echus Chasma
View: Perspective
Description: Evidence of the existence of water on the surface of Mars thousands of millions of years ago, when it was driven out from underneath the surface by volcanic activity, is seen in the Echus Chasma region.

Location: 300° E, 29° N - Kasei Valles 
View: Overhead
Description: Detail of Kasei Valles, one of the largest outflow channels on Mars. This image shows scour marks in the valley, most likely due to glacial erosion rather than water erosion.

Location: 300° E, 29° N - Kasei Valles
View: Overhead
Description: Kasei Valles, one of the largest outflow channels on Mars, containing a lot of evidence for glacial and fluvial activity over much of the planet's history.

Location: Martian north pole
View: Perspective
Description: The Martian north polar ice cap with layers of water ice and dust for the first time in perspective view.

Location: Martian north pole
View: Perspective
Description: Close-up of the upper right corner in the above image, showing cliffs which are almost 2 kilometres high, and the dark material in the caldera-like structures and dune fields could be volcanic ash.

Location: Martian north pole
View: Perspective
Description: Fields of volcanic cones near north pole, some are up to 600 metres high. They appear to indicate very recent volcanic activity.

Location: Martian north pole
View: Overhead
Description: Close-up image showing one of the vulcanic cones that is visible in the lighter top part of the above main image.

Location: Martian north pole
View: Overhead
Description: Close-up image showing one of the cones that is just visible half way down the dark side of the slope in the above main image.

23 February 2005

Location: 150° E, 5° N - Elysium Planitia
Image Resolution: app. 15 m per pixel
View: Perspective
Description: This part of the Elysium Planitia shows a flat plain covered with irregular blocky shapes, very similar to the rafts of fragmented sea ice that lie off the coast of Antarctica on Earth.

15 February 2005

Location: 286° E, 8° S - Vales Marineris
Image Resolution: 21 - 30 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: Mosaic of central region of the Vales Marineris canyon. The scene shows an area of approximately 300 by 600 kilometres and is taken from an image mosaic that was created from two orbit sequences.

20 January 2005

Location: 253° E, 25° S - Claritas Fossae
Image Resolution: app. 62 m per pixel
View: Overhead
Description: A series of linear fractures located in the Tharsis region of Mars south of the Tharsis Montes, with a length of 1800 km.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Oct-2021 17:46 UT

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